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David Chase’s life after ‘The Sopranos’

For his first project after “The Sopranos,” David Chase could have aimed for the moon. Instead, he chose to stay in New Jersey.

Coming off the seven-year run of one of the most celebrated shows in television history, Chase thought he might like to write a semi-autobiographical script about a group of guys in 1960s suburban Jersey who form a rock ’n’ and roll band. He turned to Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band-mate Steven Van Zandt, who played Silvio Dante on “The Sopranos,” for advice.

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